Fullriggen "Sørlandet" is a unique cultural heritage of the maritime Norway.
Fullriggen (full rigger) SS "Sørlandet" is the world's oldest operational tallship.
Tailor-made business events
Plan your future in a historic state! Where is it better to bring together employees, partners or customers than in a voyage with the tall ship Sørlandet in the archipelago of Kristiansand? Here you can try their hand at the rig or at the helm. Or just for a great dinner with entertainment and stunning views?
They adapt and tailor to your needs so you can "own" the ship and the experiences. Get in touch today for a non-binding chat.
The ship offer a real sailing ship experience and events that will be remembered. Full catering is included. The ship's capacity is 70/150 participants.
About the tall ship Sørlandet
A hundred years ago, on February 25, 1918, Marie and Oluf Andreas T. Skjelbred created an endowment: The funds would be used to build the Fullrigger Sørlandet . The operation of the ship and school activities were organized through Sørlandets Seilende Skoleskibs Institution. The full rigger was built in Kristiansand and launched in May 1927.
On her maiden voyage to Oslo in 1927, Sørlandet was inspected by King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav. Later in the same year, she set sail for London with 90 young trainees on board.
In 2015 the Foundation established its own boarding high school, A+ World Academy. The school is a university preparatory secondary school, and classes are taught onboard while the Ship sails to different locations around the world.
She is the second oldest of three Norwegian tall ships, the “Great Trio of Norway”, which besides her includes Statsraad Lehmkuhl and Christian Radich.
Displacement: 891 tons
Tonnage: 499 gross tons
Length inclusive bowsprit: 64.15m/210.5’
Height of mast head : 35m (115’) above sea level
Draft: 4-45m /14.5’
Propulsion: Deutz Diesel 564 BHP
Auxiliary Power: 560KW / 9 knots
Number of Sails: 27
Sail Area: 1,240m² (10,360 square feet)
Area of trainees’ quarter (banjer): Approx. 200m²